Who's Who Humanitarian

John “Mike” Holmes

Title: Retired Captain, Consultant, Councilman

Company: United States Navy

Location: Auburn, California, United States




  • American Legion, Boys State Chair Selection Committee
  • Auburn, CA City Council (former mayor, current member)
  • Auburn State Theatre (executive board member)
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Golden Gate University
  • High School (student body president)
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Navy League of the United States
  • Navy League of the United States, Local Council (president, 3 years)
  • Placer County Air Pollution Control District (chair)
  • Placer County Historical Society (vice president)
  • Placer County Visitors’ Bureau (director)
  • Rotary Club, Local Chapter
  • San Francisco State University
  • Sons of the American Revolution, Local Chapter (vice president)
  • United States Navy (captain, 1963-1995)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, McCann Award for Community Service (2014)
  • Advanced Leadership Certificate, League of California Cities
  • Inductee, High School Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, Bronze Star with Combat V, United States Navy
  • Recipient, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, United States Navy
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit, United States Navy
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, United States Navy
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Recipient, Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy
  • Recipient, Paul Harris Fellow Awards

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